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Waste services experience delays due to taxi strike

The City’s Urban Waste Management Directorate would like to inform residents that waste services is experiencing delays due to the ongoing taxi strike.

The Urban Waste Management (UWM) Directorate would like to inform residents that the ongoing violent minibus-taxi strike is affecting the City’s waste services, particularly the waste collection service.

The relevant stakeholders and government are currently managing the issue. However, the UWM Directorate would like to appeal for patience in the upcoming days as it makes plans to ensure that all the possible backlogs are attended to as soon as the situation starts to calm down, as the directorate is committed to keeping Cape Town clean.

‘We understand that this is very frustrating for our residents, and we hope this issue will be resolved as soon as possible so we can get back to giving our residents the quality services they deserve. To those residents who can take their recyclables to our drop-off facilities, we suggest they do so. Once again, we apologise for the inconvenience caused,’ said Mayoral Committee Member for Urban Waste Management, Alderman Grant Twigg.

Source: City Of Cape Town